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Once Again Greenpeace is in the Hotseat!

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Do you remember in 2013 when a large group of angry farmers attacked and destroyed a field trial of genetically modified rice in the Philippines? It made headlines across the globe because GM rice has shown to have the potential to reduce Vitamin-A deficiencies causing blindness and death in many children living in the developing world. We later learned that these attackers weren’t all farmers but in fact were mostly Greenpeace activists. Ironic since Greenpeace’s motto is to “change attitudes and Read More >

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ICER’s Methodology Needs to Take Into Account Key Stakeholder Voices

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Last week, the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER) released the scoping document for their pending review of therapies that treat non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).[1] The scoping document itself lays out the importance of these therapies given the realities of this deadly disease:[2] Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the U.S.[3] It is predicted to kill 158,000 Americans this year.[4] NSCLC makes up about 85 percent of lung cancers,[5] Read More >

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Celebrating the Past, Present, and Future of Ag Biotech at the BIO 2016 Conference

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In the years since biotech crops were first commercially planted in 1996, farmers worldwide have been enjoying their numerous agronomic, economic, and environmental benefits.  To celebrate 20 years of biotech successes CropLife International is organizing Table for Twenty events around the world throughout the year. These dinner dialogues are bringing together leading voices in agriculture, food policy, and science to reflect back and consider the future of farming. The Council for Biotechnology Information and GMO Read More >

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#BIO2016 Keynote: A Look at the 2016 Presidential Election

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Who will be the next president of the United States was the topic of Wednesday’s keynote at the 2016 BIO International Convention in San Francisco. This year’s unique panel of experts provided one of a kind insight into who will likely be the 2016 Presidential Election winner. The esteemed panel of speakers included: Candy Crowley, Award-Winning Journalist and Former Chief Political Correspondent for CNN Stephanie Cutter, Top Political Strategist, Senior Advisor to President Obama and CNN Political Commentator Read More >

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Food Waste: Can Biotech Play a Role?

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“40% of food grown in U.S. is wasted.” – House Ag Commitee Chairman Conaway On Wednesday, May 25, 2016, the House Committee on Agriculture held a hearing to examine what voluntary efforts can be done to address the issue of food waste. The hearing was titled Food Waste from Field to Table and witnesses included Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-Maine), along with several other experts on the issue. Ms. Dana Gunders, Senior Scientist, Food & Agriculture Program, National Resources Defense Read More >

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